William Manning Haenszel


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(1910–98; b. New York City; d. Wheaton, IL)

American epidemiologist. Haenszel was a graduate of U Buffalo. He joined the New York State Department of Health in 1934. Much of his time there was spent in the National Cancer Institute, where he worked with Mantel. He was co-author (with Mantel) of the 1959 paper which introduced the eponymous Mantel–Haenszel test of independence. From 1976 to 1995 he was Professor of Epidemiology at U Illinois.

Subjects: Probability and Statistics.

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